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PROFICIENCY TEST

Language Proficiency Test dates, WiSe 2018:
Wednesday, 7th February, 2018, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H1
Wednesday, 4th April 2018, 10.00-11.00 a.m. H1
The PT is offered twice each semester,usually shortly before the start and shortly before the end of the semester break. All students of English receive an email a week or two before each PT telling those who would like to take part how and where to sign up. There is an overview of the dates, as well as further information, at the BOTTOM of the Proficiency Test page. Potential new students do not have to take the Proficiency Test.

STUDENT CONFERENCE: DECONSTRUCTING LOVE

The participants in the seminar Deconstructing Love: The Poetics and Politics of a Feeling co-taught by Katharina Pietsch and Professor Ralf Schneider this winter semester (2017-2018)have organised a student conference which will take place on Friday 26th and Saturday 27th January 2018 in room V2-105/115. The talks will cover a broad range of cultual artefacts and media genres that either contribute to dominant conceptions of what love and relationships are and mean, and therefore offer themselves for critical readings, or that aim to deconstruct hegemonic notions of normality in love themselves - from pop songs to computer games and from advertisements to TV-series.
On Saturday 27th January there will be a keynote lecture by JProf Dr. Cornelia Wächter of the University of Bochum: here is the full programme. All students and staff in Anglistik are cordially invited to attend the conference.

HOW TO ENGLISH WEEK

'How to English' lectures, workshops and activities for Winter Semester 2017-2018 took place from 9th-11th October 2017: here's the programme.
'How to English' takes place at the start of every semester and caters for all students of English, from 'Erstis' to those in the Masters programmes and provides an opportunity to attend workshops on how to read effectively in your studies, how to go abroad, how to plan and write a BA thesis, and many other areas that are often not specifically addressed during the semester due to lack of time.

SYMPOSIUM: MINDING ANIMALS

The symposium Minding Animals, organized by Prof. Dr. Wilfried Raussert and doctoral candidate Tabea Weber and focusing on transdisciplinary Animal Studies, will take place at Bielefeld University, 1st and 2nd July 2017, in C2-136. Details of the symposium can be found in the programme.

OUR PUBLICATIONS

Members of staff and postgraduate students in our section have been publishing prolifically! There is now a publications section on this website with details of recent publications.

THE LEGENDARY ENGLISH STAMMTISCH

Although the (true) origins of the English Stammtisch are lost in the mists of time, it was founded soon after the Faculty was, by the first English Lektors to work here in Bielefeld, as a place where students and staff could meet informally to speak English in a relaxed and unconstrained atmosphere. In the forty or so years since the Stammtisch started up, it has been attended by people from all over the world. Students and visiting scholars from India, China, Japan, USA, Pakistan, Australia and, yes, Germany, and even England (and Scotland!) as well, so people of all shapes, sizes, ages and professions meet there. Why not collar a friend and join in too? More information can be found at English Stammtisch.

HOW TO ENGLISH WEEK, 18th-19th April 2017

Once again, "How to English Week" (here's the programme) will offer workshops, lectures, fun and games and opportunities to get to know fellow students and staff in the English Section. There is something for students at ALL stages of their studies, from first semester to Master's level: sessions on planning your BA and your Master's studies, workshops on academic reading, writing,presenting and speaking, on how to approach some of the key exams, how to write your BA thesis, and on how to plan your career after Uni. There's advice on going abroad or applying for scholarships,introductions to the academic content and approaches of the subdisciplines of "Anglistik: British and American Studies", and much more!

GOING ABROAD AS AN ASSISTANT TEACHER

For those students planning careers as English teachers, a stint as a foreign language assistant for learners of German is an ideal opportunity to fulfil your "Internationalisation" requirements whilst gaining teaching experience and immersing yourself in an English-speaking social and cultural environment. Further information and application forms can be found on the PAD website